By David Ferreira [CC BY-SA 3.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
An Affiliation ban is when you get your account “shadow banned” or have your networking privileges banned for association with someone or something. This is what a lot of tech companies use because they do not want “dog whistle” accounts bringing people to those who can actually radicalize them. Here is the big problem with this, what is their meaning of affiliation? If we cover Antifa in a story because the beat up another innocent person, are we now affiliated with them? This is the game they play, they use the ambiguity of their words to take conservatives down.